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Manoel de Oliveira

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ECCENTRICITIES OF A BLOND HAIR GIRL

Macário spends an entire train journey to the Algarve talking to a woman he does not know about the trials and tribulations of his love life: straight after starting his first job as a book keeper at his Uncle Francisco's warehouse in Lisbon he falls madly (...)

Gebo and The Shadow

Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them. Gebo seems to be (...)

STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA (THE)

Isaac is a young photographer living in a boarding house in Régua. In the middle of the night, he receives an urgent call from a wealthy family to come and take the last photograph of their daughter, Angelica, who died just a few days after her wedding. (...)

CHRISTOPHER COLOMBUS, THE ENIGMA

The film tells the story of the quest of a Portuguese doctor and his wife, searching for over 60 years the true identity of Christopher Colombus.
Love has been, through all their life, their inspiration. In the second part of the film, which takes (...)

Biography

Born in Porto on 11.12.1908, he is the oldest active director in the history of cinema. Beginning his career as a racing driver and athlete, he made his first silent film DOURO, FAINA FLUVIAL in 1931. After a film flop in 1942 he became a port vintner. Returning to film in 1972, he has made a large number of authorial works featuring Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve and Michel Piccoli which have made him one of cinema’s most unique, astonishingly youthful proponents.